French police have released two people who were being questioned as part of an investigation into suspected doping by the Arkea-Samsic team at this year’s Tour de France.The Arkea-Samsic team at the start of the 2020 Tour de France.

During a raid on the team’s hotel in Meribel after the competition’s 17th stage, investigators found health products, including substances and items that could be linked to doping.

Investigators had been questioning two people among the close entourage of the team’s lead rider Nairo Quintana, a twice runner-up in the Tour de France and a Vuelta and Giro champion.

Quintana, who was allowed to continue working with his own doctor when he signed a three-year deal with Arkea-Samsic this year, denied using any banned substances. He said he had earlier answered investigators’ questions with “a clear conscience”.

The investigation continues.

-Reuters

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